The Blue Ridge region is found in northeastern Georgia north of the Piedmont. The highest mountain peak in Georgia is located in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is called Brasstown Bald. The Cherokee Indians lived in these mountains. Marble and gold are two natural resources found in this region. The rushing rivers in these mountains provide hydro-electric power to the state.
There are no major rives in this region.
Natural Wonders of Georgia
One of Georgia's natural wonders, Tallulah Gorge and Falls, is in found in the
Blue Ridge region.
The Tallulah Gorge and Falls is approximately two miles long and features rocky cliffs. There is a waterfall in Tallulah Gorge. The Cherokee Indians inhabited the land surrounding the gorge before the arrival of European settlers around 1820. Tallulah was soon named the "Niagara of the South."